Ice cream is a staple during the summer months and a great way to cool off on a hot day. Yelp lists some of Billings’s best local ice cream shops to visit this summer. 

Spinners is a family-owned business with over 24 flavors to choose from. Guests can choose from ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogurt. Have in a waffle cone, dish, or cone. Try the Pineapple whip flavor perfect for the summer season! There are also plenty of toppings to add like nuts, fresh fruit, sprinkles, and other candies. 

Big dipper ice cream is one shop serving handmade ice cream in Montana for over 20 years. Big Dipper Ice Cream is located in Helena, Billings, and Missoula with an ice cream truck, “coneboy,” that drives around the streets of Missoula for others to enjoy. The ice cream shop has gained national attention, appearing on Good Morning America, and was listed as one of America’s best ice cream by USA Today, Food and Wine Magazine, and other media outlets. 

The Big Dipper has a variety of fantastic flavors to try, their special this month being blueberry matcha ice cream. Other flavors to try include salted caramel, Mexican chocolate, and maple walnut, to name a few. They even have macrons to try as well!  Summer hours at Big Dipper Ice cream in BIllings are from 11 am to 10:30 p.m Sunday through Thursday. They are also open Friday, and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm.

Subzero ice cream located inside the Rimrock Mall is an ice cream shop served a little differently. The business was started 18 years ago by Jerry and Naomi Hancock. Jerry is a chemist and wanted to create a new method to freeze ice cream. Guests create their own type of ice cream and watch it freeze before their very eyes thanks to the liquid nitrogen used to freeze it. 

Other places to try this summer are Softies, Candy Town USA, Wilcoxson’s ice cream, and Sweet Haven.